Are your Hosted Phones Secure? As well as computers, our internet phones can also pose a security risk. Alarmingly, hackers can often eavesdrop on conversations and make premium calls from people’s phone lines. VoIP (Voice-over-Internet-Protocol) phones are popular with businesses, however keeping software updated is important for security protection. Hosted Phones connect to the internet, just like our computers, but which potentially leaves the devices open to security risks. Many people are unaware that some hackers can actually be operating their systems without their knowing. Keep Firmware Updated Telephones can be out of date with their firmware. Just like keeping your software updated with your anti-virus programmes installed on desktop computers, you must also do this for your phone. Current firmware versions are regularly released so keeping these updated is vital. During installation of your VoIP system, passwords need to be set, which is naturally, our SOP. Not setting passwords is a growing concern and a common one. Don’t be vulnerable, so ensure your phone is protected. Need the Perfect Phone Solution? For all your Hosted Phone and IT needs speak to ABCOM IT Solutions on 01444 871200, who provides IT Managed...
There are so many gadgets and technology solutions out there that it can be easy to buy more than you need, or to buy the wrong types of products that just don’t deliver the solutions your business needs. When deciding what types of technologies can help your business reach its goals, here are a few things to look for: Communications – technology is well known for its capability to improve the ability for people to communicate with one another.Whether you’ve got employees on the road or down the hall, virtual phone systems can route calls to cell phones and keep everyone in touch regardless of location. Instant messaging and email provide quick ways to communicate with the written word and keep documentation of these conversations for future reference. Social media and networking sites provide a way to keep in touch with co-workers, customers, and the competition at a glance. Data Storage, Warehousing and Search – If you find employees are spending a lot of time looking for certain reports, forms or other data that they need to perform their job responsibilities, investing in network hardware and software to keep track of the whereabouts of your data can be useful. Telecommuting – many small businesses also find that there isn’t a need for all employees to work in the same office building in order to get their work done. Having employees who telecommute requires the technology to make that happen (a secure network for employees to access data they require to do their job; improved communication systems to receive incoming phone calls at their homes or on their cell phones...
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